Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis is a Project Editor at The Atlantic, a Contributing Editor at High Country News, and the author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, which was published last year. (June 2022)


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Humans have spent decades trying to teach other animals our languages, but we’ve made little effort to learn theirs.

When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy

by Eva Meijer

Animal Languages

by Eva Meijer, translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson

Animal Internet: Nature and the Digital Revolution

by Alexander Pschera, translated from the German by Elisabeth Lauffer and with a foreword by Martin Wikelski

Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound

by David Rothenberg

August 20, 2020 issue

Icebergs off the coast of Ilulissat, Greenland, 2007; photograph by Tiina Itkonen from her book Avannaa, published by Kehrer in 2014

Early Warnings

Losing Earth: A Recent History

by Nathaniel Rich

June 27, 2019 issue

The Austro-­Hungarian expedition to the North Pole, led by Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht, 1872–1874; painting by Adolf Obermueller, 1892

On the Trail of the Climate

Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

by Deborah R. Coen

Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale

by Matt Hern and Am Johal with Joe Sacco

February 21, 2019 issue

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